Series (Game 1 of 1)

Buffalo leads 1-0

Game 1: Saturday, January 14th

Kings 1

(28-17-2, 58 pts)

Sabres 10

(28-13-3, 59 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 14, 2006

First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York

1 2 3 T
LA 1 0 01
BUF 5 3 210

J. Hecht (Sabres - C): Goals: 3, Assists: 1

J. Pominville (Sabres - RW): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

C. Drury (Sabres - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

Los Angeles (28-16-2) at Buffalo (27-13-3) 7:30 pm EST

Los Angeles (28-16-2) at Buffalo (27-13-3) 7:30 pm EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- Alexander Frolov and the Los Angeles Kings hope to pick up where they left off when they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Frolov recorded his second career hat trick and Mathieu Garon made 30 saves Thursday as the Kings cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Boston Bruins.

It was the second shutout this season and the sixth career for Garon, who has posted a .924 save percentage over his last 17 games.

Los Angeles needed the victory Thursday after opening its four-game road trip with consecutive losses. Dustin Brown scored a goal and assisted on another in the contest for the Kings, who have dropped four of their last six road games.

The Kings will need to duplicate their effort from Thursday if they want to beat a Sabres squad which boasts a 19-4-3 record since mid-November.

Buffalo jumped out to an early lead Thursday before losing a 2-1 shootout decision to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Rookie Jason Pominville scored the lone goal for the Sabres, who have dropped three of their last four at home.